LYRICS

Reasons to Dream

A Labour Of Love


Your words, I feel
They fix, they heal
They free me from the world
Your precious time
Spent mending mine
Your gentle caring heart

What makes you special?
What makes you rich?
What makes you beautiful?

You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love
You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love

You take me in
Cast off my sin
You dampen fear
Keep hope in sight

What makes you special?
What makes you rich?
What makes you beautiful?
What makes you graceful?
What makes you pure?
What makes you elegant?

You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love
You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love

I see it, I feel it, a labour of love
I see it, I feel it, a labour of love
I see it, I feel it, a labour of love

Cherish every day and everyone
And all the places you love
And all the soft moments
Think of them as you fall asleep
Think of them as you wake
And what you are and what you came from
And what you've chosen, and what you've not chosen
And why, and why, and why

You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love
You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love
You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love
You build me back up
Now I see it, a labour of love

The Others

All the pressure can be washed away

Drown the sadness from your face

Tiredness, madness, daydreams

Call a friend in the night time

Get all the boys, go dancing

Jumbled in the urban heat

Safety in the darkness

Confusion, hunger, banjaxed

 

That’s how The Others died

That’s how they’ll die again

That’s how The Others died

And that’s how they’ll die again

 

You should turn your ear to what they say

Tough and rough and angry

Stay away

Disregard, neglect, desert, blind-eye

Head kept down when you pass by them

 

Tell your kids that nothing’s equal

Even in a land like this

Ignorance is peaceful

Mouldy ceilings

Burnt out

 

That’s how The Others died

That’s how they’ll die again

That’s how The Others died

And that’s how they’ll die again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

 

Just around the corner

That’s a different story

They’re the salt of the earth

But not sure what they’re worth is

Go on and turn the news off

Crying, screaming, shouting

Brushed off your cold shoulders

Show your poor mouth

Forget about it

Drink up

 

That’s how The Others died

That’s how they’ll die again

That’s how The Others died

And that’s how they’ll die again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

That’s how The Others died

That’s how they’ll die again

That’s how The Others died

And that’s how they’ll die again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

And again and again and again

Something Sweet

With love in your eyes

Asleep in some time

A kiss on soft lips

Wrapped in safe arms

The best kind of scene

Reasons to dream

 

Pass me the wine

Smoke here that’s fine

It’s easier now

Far from the crowd

 

Maybe I forgot to
mention

Maybe I was scared to
say

Darling can you keep a
secret

We’re all the same

 

What’s learnt from years

Hold back your tears

Act brave

Move on

Silence your fears

 

Maybe I forgot to
mention

Maybe I was scared to
say

Darling can you keep a
secret

We’re all the same

 

Something sweet

Something sweet

Something sweet

Something sweet

 

It’s easier now

Far from the crowd

 

Maybe I forgot to
mention

Maybe I was scared to
say

Darling can you keep a
secret

We’re all the same

 

Wish that I was

Wish that I was

Something Sweet

Wish that I was

Wish that I was

Something Sweet

Wish that I was

Wish that I was

Something Sweet

Wish that I was

Wish that I was

Something Sweet

Pretty Pure

It’s a tragic point of
view

It’s pretty honest but
it’s fucked up too

I try to run as far away
from you

I keep it messy but I
tell the truth

 

Dying laughing

Maybe I’m the fool

 

Don’t think I’m human
anymore

Feel soft as velvet

Pretty Pure

Don’t try to help me
find the cure

Don’t want to be human
anymore

Curse the place where
you were stung

It’s just the way I
think it should be done

The cuts are raw but
better some than none

The ugly basicness of
anyone

 

Dying laughing

Maybe I’m the fool

 

Don’t think I’m human
anymore

Feel soft as velvet

Pretty Pure

Don’t try to help me
find the cure

Don’t want to be human
anymore

 

Laugh away x 4

Pretty normal

Pretty normal

Laugh away x 4

Pretty Pure

Pretty Pure

Laugh away x 4

Pretty normal

Pretty normal

Laugh away x 4

Pretty Pure

Pretty Pure

 

Dying laughing

Maybe I’m the fool

 

Don’t think I’m human
anymore

Feel soft as velvet

Pretty Pure

Don’t try to help me
find the cure

Don’t want to be human
anymore

Future

It’s where we begin

Taken on the chin

Do you ever fear

Not being here?

 

It’s a chase

And it tracked you down

So much for living on
the breeze

It moves fast

And then cracks you up

Until you’re folded in a
crease

 

Look to the future

See it all tipping over

Look to the future

See it all tipping over

 

It could be a dream

But I’m hearing you
scream

 

It’s a chase

And it tracked you down

So much for living on
the breeze

It moves fast

And then cracks you up

Until you’re folded in a
crease

 

They threw the stars up

They’re shining non-stop

They threw the stars up

They’re shining non-stop

 

Look to the future

See it all tipping over

Look to the future

See it all tipping over

 

One final thing

What did you sing

When we were all dancing

When we were all
dreaming

One final thing

What did you sing

When we were all dancing

When we were drunk
dreaming

 

They threw the stars up

Shine On x 3

They’re shining non-stop

Shine On x 3

They threw the stars up

Shine On x 3

They’re shining non-stop

 

They threw the stars up

They’re shining non-stop

They threw the stars up

They’re shining non-stop

 

Look to the future

See it all tipping over

Look to the future

See it all sharper now

You're Grand

Darkness comes in like lightning

Daytime dances to midnight

Scared to death of the silence

Make last orders

Hugs and kisses

Then you’re on your own

Look for stars in the black sky

Who’s up feeling the same way?

Fill the blanks with distractions

Read a story, have some coffee

Bags under your eyes

 

I watch the sky

I’m waiting for the day to rise

I wish the sun could stay awake all night

 

Move around and it’s still here

Sun lays down and it’s sleep fear

Limerick, Dublin and London

Twilight biting, eyelids fighting

Staring way up high

 

I watch the sky

I’m waiting for the day to rise

I wish the sun could stay awake all night

 

Stay awake

Go to bed when morning’s broken

Stay awake

Watch the dark with me

Stay awake

Listening for early songbirds

Wait ‘til dawn

Until you go to sleep

 

I watch the sky

I’m waiting for the day to rise

I wish the sun could stay awake all night

I watch the sky

I’m waiting for the day to rise

I wish the sun could stay awake all night

I’m waiting for the day to rise

Could
stay awake all night

In My Dreams

In the dark I’m falling

I can hear the angels calling

And they’re sending me their wishes

And their prayers

Blushing cheeks and soft skin

Rows of houses that we slept in

Never quite like I remember in my head

 

Do you find illusion soothing?

Is it just myself I’m fooling?

Maybe there’ll be pain and bruises

But it feels like flowers blooming

 

This is not the same as in my dreams

This is not the same as in my dreams

 

Place and time were brighter

Space between us getting wider

Memories of precious moments

Stay behind

 

Do you find illusion soothing?

Is it just myself I’m fooling?

Maybe there’ll be pain and bruises

But it feels like flowers blooming

 

This is not the same as in my dreams

This is not the same as in my dreams

 

That is my perfect day

The whole world slipping away

Fading back to that place

My impressions of grace

That is my perfect day

The whole world slipping away

Fading back to that place

My impressions of grace

 

 

This is not the same as in my dreams

This is not the same as in my dreams

This is not the same as in my dreams

This is not the same as in my dreams

This is not the same as in my dreams

Blank Walls

What you have I want too

I always want more than you

What you had I needed too

I always need more than you

 

And you should work much harder

Take it for granted all that you’ve got

Give me blank walls

That’s something to do

These marble halls

A room without a view

Give me blank walls

That’s something to do

These marble halls

A room without a view

 

Without it to compare

I’m not sure if I’d really care

The whole world looks good for you

I think I need what you have too

 

And you should work much harder

Take it for granted all that you’ve got

Yeah and you could be much smarter

But you take it for granted

All that you’ve got

 

Give me blank walls

That’s something to do

These marble halls

A room without a view

Give me blank walls

That’s something to do

These marble halls

A room without a view

 

If you try

You might cry

You won’t die

You might cry

If you try

You might cry

You won’t die

You might cry

 

Give me blank walls

That’s something to do

These marble halls

A room without a view

Give me blank walls

That’s something to do

These marble halls

A room without a view

Never Let Go

Close your eyes
Lie quietly

Float away
Leave all of it behind
Don’t forget what you were going to say

Closer
Closer

Can you let me know when you let go?
Can you let me know when you let go?
Can you let me know when you let go?


Never let go
Never let go

Aahhhhh

Aahhhhh

Never let go

Never let go

Aahhhhh

Aahhhhh

Never let go

Never let go


Open up
In time you’ll drift away
The colours will flow back
Take a breath
You’ll get another day

Closer
Closer

Can you let me know when you let go?
Can you let me know when you let go?
Can you let me know when you let go?

Never let go
Never let go

Aahhhhh

Aahhhhh

Never let go

Never let go

Aahhhhh

Aahhhhh

Never let go

Never let go


Too many voices
Got to have silence
You know
You know
The door is open
Too many choices
You don’t have to hide it
You know
Not everything is broken


Can you let me know when you let go?
Can you let me know when you let go?
Can you let me know when you let go?

Never let go
Never let go

Aahhhhh

Aahhhhh

Never let go

Never let go

Aahhhhh

Aahhhhh

Never let go

Never let go

Aahhhhh

Aahhhhh

Never let go

Never let go

 

Blow Up the World

Sit thinking of blood
and wine

Red roses won’t get you
to sleeping faster

Cold evenings with icy
cries

Afraid that the memories
aren’t lasting

 

I’m counting the days
til summer

I can’t wait til the
nights are shorter

Cause I

Just want to be young
and free

Why can’t you come home
with me?

 

So blow up the world

Break it in pieces

It will keep turning ‘round

Vacant and useless

 

They’re sitting with
broken hearts

Eyes shut but they say
it’s a celebration

Remember them while you
can

Flowers fading til
nothing will mean anything

 

The next war will be
really something

We’ll get all the things
we always dreamed of

Pleading with a red rose
deal

Why can’t you come home
with me?

 

So blow up the world

Break it in pieces

It will keep turning
‘round

Vacant and useless

So blow up the world

Break it in pieces

It will keep turning
‘round

 

So blow up the world

Break it in pieces

It will keep turning
‘round

Vacant and useless

So blow up the world

Break it in pieces

It will keep turning
‘round

 

Blow up the world

Blow up the world

Vacant and useless

Blow up the world

Blow up the world

It will keep turning
‘round

Heartbroken

He’ll build you up

He’ll drag you down

Harsh vacant eyes

Hard haunting smile

Been left to go out in the cold

Too many times

 

Who would have known it about him?

Who could have thought it about him?

 

Sometimes I think we’re all just heartbroken

Numb, frozen

Waiting to find a place like home

 

She’ll fill your mind

With painful lines

The way she spoke to you that night

She hurts too much

She doesn’t know how to be kind

 

Who would have known it about her?

Who could have thought it about her?

 

Sometimes I think we’re all just heartbroken

Numb, frozen

Waiting to find a place that feels like home

Sometimes I think we’re all just heartbroken

Cold, choking

Waiting to find a place like home

 

 

Over and over

Around in my head

All of the moments

What you did and said

Why would you just want to throw it away?

So that’s what I’m telling myself every day

 

Sometimes I think we’re all just heartbroken

Waiting to find a place that feels like home

Sometimes I think we’re all just heartbroken

Numb, frozen

Waiting to find a place like home

 

Over and over

Around in my head

All of the moments

What you did and said

Over and over

Around in my head

All of the moments

What you did and said

 

EPs and Singles

Sleeper

Heard you were out there

Trying to find me

Heard that you’re on your way

Don’t think I know you

Don’t think I own you

What have you got to say

 

Why do people tell me the things I don’t want to
hear?

I’m just going to fall asleep and make you
disappear

 

I’d rather be a sleeper

No one to wake me

No one gets hurt when I forget you

I’d rather be a sleeper

Under the blankets

Under the guilt

When I’ve upset you

 

Now that you’re looking

I want to find you

Maybe we’ll share some days

I need to know you

I need to own you

I want to keep you safe

 

Why do people tell me the things I don’t want to
hear?

I’m just going to fall asleep and make you
disappear

 

I’d rather be a sleeper

No one to wake me

No one gets hurt when I forget you

I’d rather be a sleeper

Under the blankets

Under the guilt

When I’ve upset you

The Prayer

Go to sleep

Wake up in a new world

Looks the same

But we've changed overnight

I only care when it's hurting me
Just when it's hurting me

You know that I don't usually pray
But I'm sending love your way
You know that I don't usually pray
But I'm sending love your way

Waking up in a new world
Where the water's clean and blue
And skies are clear

They're clearing up

But there's so much pain

How do we go on?

If I could help in any way
Thinking of you every day
Even though you're far away
Thinking of you everyday

You know that I don't usually pray
But I'm sending love your way

When the storm has blown over
What will we have all become?
Never gone through so much change
I want to help

Will we finally be as one?

You know that I don't usually pray
But I'm sending love your way
You know that I don't usually pray
But I'm sending love your way

Thinking about you everyday
Even though you're far away
Thinking about you everyday
Even though we're far away
Thinking about you everyday
Praying that there's no more
Pain

Actor

Spend the morning with the mirror

All the moments that we share

A little secret, don't you know?

To make you feel good, do you?

I look better when I'm weak

When I'm tired and I don't eat

My life is dreamy, don't you know?You wanna be me?

Maybe

You could be an actor for a while

Practice taking pictures with a smile

It's even better than they say

Star-lit nights, extended days

You get the feeling watching it

Rose-tinted dreamers dreaming

All the movies that I see

All the things that make me free

They give me personality

It's so much better knowing

You can be an actor for a while

Practice taking pictures with a smile

I wanna be an actor for a while

It would be a clever use of time

Tell me who has the answers

The answers, the answers

This place is just full of chancers

The chancers, the chancers

I wanna have all the answers

The answers, the answers

Can somebody turn the lights on?

I wanna see

Oh, you can be an actor for a while

Practice taking pictures with a smile

I wanna be an actor for a while

It would be a clever use of time

Silverchair

Saw you there in a silver chair

Took you up, and then we got nowhere

Saw you there in a silver chair

I left for you, but then we got nowhere

'Cause you know I'll always be your friend

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but it makes me blue

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but I don't want to

Took a ride down to Buffalo

Took me seven days to say hello

Once you go, you can never come back

Heard you're dyin' of a heart attack

But you know I'll always be your friend

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but it makes me blue

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but I don't want to

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but it makes me blue

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but I don't want to

I don't wanna be stuck on

I don't wanna be with just anyone

I don't wanna be stuck on

I don't wanna be with just anyone

I don't wanna be(I don't wanna be)

I don't wanna be(I don't wanna be)

I don't wanna be(I don't wanna be)

Stuck on you

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but it makes me blue

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but I don't want to

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but it makes me blue

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but I don't want to

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it, but it makes me blue

I think I'll always be lost in you

Trying to forget it but

Trying but I'm lost in you

The Collector

The Collector

The summer sun in your crinkled eyes

You're easy looking like a picture

They wanna take just another bite

Not to hurt you, just to try and turn you

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

She's searching for something that she likes just to try

She's adding up all her souvenirs

Keep your hands away from the collection

You don't understand that it's not enough

But you're involved, losing it completely

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

You know it all

You know it all

You know it all

You know it all

You want it all

You want it all

You want it all

You want it all

You know it all

You know it all

You know it all

You know it all

You want it all

You want it all

You want it all

You want it all

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

She's searching for something that she likes just to try it

The summer's sun in your crinkled eyes

You're easy

Given Up

It’s your world and you
create it

Just remove the parts
you hated

Pick the places that you
run from

It’s too early to
abandon

 

You’re not living

You’re just existing

Sweet temptation

No use resisting

If you tune in it will
pay off

Keep it quiet so it’s
red hot

You’re not living

You’re just existing

Sweet temptation

No use resisting

 

Given up

And you don’t know why you’re
falling round

’Til 6 in the morning

Given up

And you don’t know why
you’re falling down

’Til 6 in the morning

 

It’s your world and you
create it

Just remove the parts
you hated

You’re not living

You’re just existing

Sweet temptation

No use resisting

 

Given up

And you don’t know why
you’re falling round

’Til 6 in the morning

Given up

And you don’t know why
you’re falling down

’Til 6 in the morning

Given up

And you don’t know why
you’re falling round

’Til 6 in the morning

Given up

And you don’t know why
you’re falling down

 

Heaven On Earth

I leave the house for brief encounters

Start with the drunkards, then the robins

And over there a gang of brat youths

You don't have to die to go to heaven

The setting’s perfect, nice and sleazy

When it's too touched up I'm uneasy

There’s barely time for self-arranging

So don't think there's time for home improvement

Heaven on earth

This is heaven on earth

Oh heaven on Earth

But I see hell

Oh hell

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I sell hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Hell, hell

This paradise disguised in dark streets

No pearly gates but dreams and heartbeats

Hot conversation, cheap and cheerful

Nothing much to lose, everything to live for

Heaven on earth

This is heaven on earth

Oh heaven on earth

But I see hell

Oh hell

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Hell hell

Heaven on earth

This is heaven on earth

Oh heaven on earth

But I see hell

Oh hell

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Hell hell

Oh I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Ooh oh ooh oh oh

I see hell

Hell hell

Hell hell